Glenda Pereira is currently pursuing a MS degree in Animal Science, working under Dr. Brad Heins and co-advised by Dr. Marcia Endres. Her main research is focused around Precision Dairy Technologies and also working with pasture-based systems.
Glenda’s passion for dairy cattle started at a young age on her family dairy farm on the island of San Miguel, Azores an archipelago in Portugal. She grew up in both the Azores and in Rhode Island, where she received her B.S. in Animal Science. Glenda got the opportunity to come work under Dr. Heins, years after being an undergrad intern at the WCROC where she currently performs her research.
She is seen to the right in her picture fencing dry cow pastures along with her dad in the middle of a typical Azorean winter.